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Drunken Logic – Indie Brew – Featured Artist

If you haven’t heard of Drunken Logic you are missing out. Period.

Here is generally where I go into what type of genre you can fit a band into, or what type of music that they play; listing multiple genres if they are some sort of blend. To be perfectly honest though, if I were to try to list every genre of music that Drunken Logic fits into; or every type of music you hear in one amazing fusion; I would be writing for days. While bullet point lists are amazing for some things; I’m just not that into them. Don’t worry you’ll get a bullet point of band members, and maybe one with links. I’m not a total sadist.

Drunken Logic is the Indie Brew featured artist because they are fun to listen to. You will want to get up and dance, there is no question about that. Oh, and you’re welcome for your new favorite band.

Drunken Logic is comprised of

  • Jake Cassman – keys, lead vocals
  • Austin Wells – electric guitar, vocals
  • Ryan Jordan – acoustic/electric guitar, keys, mandolin, vocals
  • Alex Trevino – bass guitar, vocals
  • Alex McGillivray – drums, vocals

Be sure to check out Drunken Logic at all of the following links, and listen to their song ‘(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn’ which is my personal favorite. Unfortunately I do not have a video of that handy, so you’ll have to make due with soundcloud to give that one a listen.

Drunken Logic:

(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn

Be sure to check out Drunken Logic below with ‘Empty Room’

Throwback Thursday | Grateful Dead & Santana – Stella Blue on JamBase

On January 26, 1993 the Grateful Dead celebrated Chinese New Year’s at Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California. Guitarist Carlos Santana, a Bay Area fixture who came up from the ranks at the same time as The Dead, sat in for the post Space/Drums section of the evening’s second set as well as the encore.

Santana, who had sat in with the band a number of times over the years, wound up guesting on “The Other One” > “Stella Blue” > “Turn On Your Lovelight” to end the closing stanza plus the “Gloria” encore. For “Stella Blue,” GD guitarist Bob Weir taught Carlos the chords on the fly. Carlos unleashes a beautiful solo towards the end of the version and an audience member captured fan-shot video of the guest spot. Watch how it went down with soundboard audio thanks to LoloYodel:

via Throwback Thursday | Grateful Dead & Santana – Stella Blue on JamBase.

NPR Front Row: First Aid Kit, ‘My Silver Lining’

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September 16, 2014 by GREG SHEA • First Aid Kit performed “My Silver Lining” live at Boston‘s Paradise Rock Club on June 8. The song is from First Aid Kit’s third album, Stay Gold, released two days after this sold-out show was recorded for WGBH‘s Front Row Boston.Find more from Front Row Boston at its website.SET LIST

“My Silver Lining”  Watch Video

CREDITSProducers: Greg Shea, Kegan Harrington; Audio Engineer: Alan Mattes; Videographers: Marina Argyriou, Kiva Kuan Liu, Annie Shreffler, Andrea Wolanin

 

 

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via Front Row: First Aid Kit, ‘My Silver Lining’ : NPR.

Audio | Neil Young Visits The Howard Stern Show on JamBase

This morning, radio host Howard Stern finally crossed Neil Young off his interview bucket list when the legendary rocker made his first-ever visit appearance on SiriusXM‘s The Howard Stern Show. Young sat for an extensive interview that hit upon dozens of topics.

The interview started with Howard asking Neil about how he started playing guitar and writing songs. Young then discussed how he doesn’t get too attached to any one band. The pair moved on to a chat about Neil’s family life and childhood. The conversation than hit upon the rocker’s songwriting process and Young’s time performing with Rick James. When Howard brought up Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, it was clear Neil still has issues with David Crosby and reiterated he would never perform with CSNY again. Other topics hit upon were Woodstock, Neil’s new book, the PONO Music Service, ISIS, environmental issues and Young’s relationship with Daryl Hannah. Howard was in fine form and was very reverential to his guest, who didn’t hold anything back.

via Audio | Neil Young Visits The Howard Stern Show on JamBase.

Remember September- Featured Artist

If you were to genetically crossbreed John Mayer, the members of  O.A.R., Dave Matthews Band,  and the Allman Brothers Band; the bastard child that came from that crossbreeding would sound I expect, a lot like Remember September. That is to say really amazing. From the fun lyrics, funky guitar riffs, and sax licks, to the smooth vocals; you will undoubtedly find yourself going from one song to the next, wanting more and more of Remember September.

Remember September is an Indie/Rock/Jam Band out of Trumbull CT, they have been playing together for 8 years, and it shows. The music flows as if they are connected and playing as one with true synergy. The harmonies are beautifully done, and their sound is honed to perfection.  If you haven’t been listening to their music, you have been missing out. Remember September blends Country, Rock, Jazz, and Blues in an original and completely infectious way.

Remember September is comprised of:

Remember September- Featured Artist

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You can find out more about Remember September on their band website. You can also head on over and ‘Like’ their Facebook Page, ‘Follow’ them on Twitter, ‘Subscribe’ to their YouTube Channel, or ‘Fan’ them on ReverbNation.

If you have an iDevice, you can also support Remember September by heading on over to the iTunes store and purchasing their albums.

 

Unfortunately, I could not find a video on Youtube of the song I wanted to place here to showcase their sheer talent that had adequate sound quality to keep with Indie Brew’s expectations and standards. Therefore, I encourage you to head over to ReverbNation and check out the song that made me notice these guys ‘Fly Me Back Home’.

Don’t forget to check out Remember September below with ‘Other Side of Grey’

 

 

Indie Brew Radio – Now in Beta…Check out our stream!!!

We just launched a new feature:  Check out Indie Brew Radio, now in Beta!

Tune in now and let us know what you think. Be a little patient, as the stream may be unavailable from time to time during the beta, but our goal is to have 100% Indie Music flowing 100% of the time. 24/7/365.

There’s no plugin or player needed. Just go to the site and hit play from any browser:  http://indiebrew.net/brewpress/stream/
It even works from your phone’s web browser (tested so far on iPhone/Safari and Android/Chrome)!

We’ve got some great artisit already signed up, with more on the way really soon! (If you are an Indie Musician, be sure to submit your music to be played on the air!

Click the link…you know you want to: Indie Brew Radio BETA – indieBrew.Net.

Noah Guthrie- Indie Brew Featured Artist

Noah Guthrie is a 19 year old Singer Songwriter/Acoustic/Pop artist from Greer, South Carolina.  He  came into public attention for his cover of LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And I Know It’ when he was only 18. While that cover may have earned him 8 Million YouTube hits in one week and over 21 Million to date, a spot on NBC’s Today Show,  The Tonight Show (Jay Leno’s), and airplay on several U.S. and European Radio Stations, I feel that Noah’s original work is worth looking at far closer than any cover he has done.

Noah Guthrie- Indie Brew Featured Artist- Image by Michael Lamb

Image by Michael Lamb

This is the point where I would normally tell you that Noah the featured artist I selected was ‘Reminiscent’ of this artist or that one, that the voice or the music took me back to when I listened to some musician on some radio back in the day. I tried to make that comparison; I tried to make that connection; but I couldn’t. After spending two hours staring at my screen, racking my brain for just one comparison, I realized something. There is just no comparison for Noah; his sound is everything and nothing. It reminds you of everyone; and no one. In short, Noah Guthrie is completely original; in both composition and vocals.

Noah has a smooth soulful voice that will simply make you melt. You will find yourself lost in the melody, holding on to every word .  I’m even willing to bet that after listening to just one song; you will be looking into the rest of his music, be it covers or his amazing original work.

You can ‘Follow’ Noah on Twitter,  ‘Like’ his Facebook Page, ‘Subscribe’ to him on YouTube,  or head on over to ‘Fan’ him on ReverbNation.

Be sure to check out Noah Guthrie below with ‘Closer’

Lockn Festival 2014 Fifteen Most Memorable Sets

Lockn Festival 2014 | Fifteen Most Memorable Sets on JamBase.

Words by: Stu Kelly
Images by: Ian Rawn

15 Most Memorable Lockn’ Festival 2014 Sets

The 2014 Lockn’ Music and Arts Festival was packed full of highlights featuring some of the most well respected and artistically creative bands touring the circuit today. With two main stages adjacent to one another, festival attendees were treated to the luxury of not missing a note of music in the main festival area. Two other stages were used for early morning sets and late night after-parties and everything was scheduled around the main stages, giving fans a chance to begin seeing music as early as 11 a.m. and staying up past 4 a.m.

The entire culture and atmosphere can only be described as something majestic and intrinsically beautiful. Approximately 30,000 people constructed this utopian society fueled by love and the desire to explore and preserve the festival culture. Stepping into this society, even for the weekend, felt like experiencing another world where anything is possible and there’s nothing to worry about.


[More Of Ian’s Lockn’ Photos = Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday]

The entire weekend was full of interesting collaborations and inspiring covers as this year’s lineup featured everything from local bands who had to fight for their spot on the main stage, through the Rockn’ to Lockn’ contest, to the other side of the spectrum of rock and roll royalty. This particular environment worked so well not only due to the caliber of talent booked but also the schedule of the events as they were set to unfold. It was especially interesting to see String Cheese Incident sandwich their sets with Umphrey’s McGee as well as former members of the Grateful Dead the following day. The same fluidity could be felt as Widespread Panic traded sets with Phil Lesh, Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers.

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Acoustic Set: 12:00 a.m. Triangle Stage 9/5

 

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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Kristen Graves
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Kristen Graves is a Folk/Pop/Indie artist and activist hailing from Fairfield, Connecticut.  Her lyrics are catchy, fun, and above all else contain a message.

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With an angelic voice Kristen sings songs of hope, and love; but also songs calling for political change. She spends 3 months of the year volunteering with Simply Smiles, a Connecticut-based charity run by her husband, Bryan Nurnberger.  Kristen is also the current State Troubadour of Connecticut which means that along with touring, and doing charity work; she also functions as an ambassador of music and song to encourage cultural literacy and promote the State of Connecticut.

“During my time as the State Troubadour, I want to take the opportunity to encourage artists of all ages to not only make great art, but take things a step further outside of themselves and use that art to inspire change. When we all do our part to use our talents and make the world a better place, beautiful things happen.”

In 2012, frustrated with the hatred spewing forth from all parties during the elections Kristen jokingly started her own ‘Political’ Party. The Just Be Nice party may have started out as a joke mentioned at gigs, but it quickly blossomed from there.  People started asking about the Just Be Nice party, and how they could join. As a result, thejustbeniceparty.com was born; and you can go to the website to check out a list of various non-profit charities  that take on a variety of social issues. Now that’s a party that I can back.

For more information on Kristen Graves, her music, or her charity work you can visit her website KristenGraves.Com

You can also follow Kristen on Twitter, ‘Like’ her Facebook Page, follow her on Tumblr, or subscribe to her YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget to check out Kristen Graves below with ‘Dear Mister’

 

Jasmine Tate- Featured Artist

Jasmine Tate is an Alternative/Soul artist coming out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, she is only 22 years old, yet she still manages to capture the true depth of Soul music like masters of the craft far more experienced.

Jasmine Tate image via Jasmine Tate Reverbnation

Jasmine Tate image via Jasmine Tate Reverbnation

Jasmine’s amazing vocals will leave you reminiscing about artists such as Tracy Chapman, Lauren Hill, and India Arie; she has roots in Gospel music and the influence can definitely be heard in her voice.

Jasmine’s lyrics are not just about life and love; but also justice, with a higher purpose of bringing attention to things such as human trafficking.  She dreams that her music can serve to infuse each person with a sense of hope and a hunger for more in life.

 “I want every song to feel like a one-on-one, heart-to-heart moment between the listener and I. That said… I really just want to touch those who are living without color.”

You can find out more about Jasmine Tate on her website JasmineTate.Com, listen to her music on Reverbnation or Youtube, as well as ‘Like’ her Facebook page or follow her on Twitter

Be sure to check out Jasmine Tate below with ‘Seeing the Impossible’

 

Paul McCartney Impromptu Blues Jam

Video | Paul McCartney Impromptu Blues Jam on JamBase.

In the video below, Macca is joined by Depp, Roy Gaines, Al Williams, Dale Atkins, Henree Harris, Motown Maurice, Lil Poochie and Misha Lindes. Watch as they perform some 12-bar blues including takes on Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox,” a McCartney soundcheck staple, and plenty of other tunes:

Approx 30 min. video

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Low Music Sales Simply Due To Bad Music?

Are Low Music Sales Simply Due To Bad Music? – hypebot.

That’s been my guess for A LONG time. A LOT of bad music, empty of innovation and creative spark, filled with studio enhancement tricks to make talentless singers sound adequate, being shoved down our throats by the major labels, who then turn around and blame the bands and their fans for the piracy that is OBVIOUSLY killing music sales…

How about this…Indie Artists are producing and publishing volumes of great music everyday, and people are spending their consumer dollars ELSEWHERE. Yes, that’s right Sony, people are choosing to buy REAL MUSIC directly from REAL MUSICIANS and artist friendly music services, and it’s cutting into your sales and profits.

Like they say on Shark Tank…if you’re selling a crappy product, your sales are going to suck. OK, they don’t actually say that, but tell me it isn’t true?

Maybe if the record labels stop exploiting artists and fans, and start finding new, innovative, and inspired acts that are creating new and imaginative art, they can get back on track. Or, they can keep doing what they’re doing…exploiting crap for profit while shunning any semblance of true inspiration, and carving thier niche in history with the dinosaurs and 8 track tape decks in the car.

Anyhoo, check out the article that I sorta read before going off on this rant. Are Low Music Sales Simply Due To Bad Music?

6 Train Soldier- Featured Artist

6 Train Soldier is a Rock/R&B/Funk band out of Bristol, CT.  Relatively new to the scene, 6 Train Soldier will quickly catch your attention with funky bass lines, near Hendrix like guitar, smooth vocals, and a sound quality one would expect from a band that has been playing together for many more years.

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Original beats will have you up and moving the entire time you are listening; and if this first demo release is signs of what is to come in the future, we should expect great things from them.  This band is nothing if not authentic.

6 Train Soldier is comprised of:

  • Reno Bonhomme- Vocals
  • Craig Polivka- Guitar
  • Chuck Peterson- Drums
  • Jedd Chlebowski- Bass

You can find out more about 6 Train Soldier by heading on over to their website 6TrainSoldier.Com, follow them on Twitter, or ‘Like’ their page on Facebook

Be sure to head on over to their ReverbNation Page to hear the demo that caught my attention ‘Week Ago’  and check out 6 Train Soldier Below with ‘Twisted’

A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur | TechCrunch

A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur | TechCrunch.

“Jack Conte is a busy guy. He and his partner, Nataly Dawn, are on tour with Pomplamoose, a band that rivals only OK Go in their dedication to weird and wacky video production and Conte is also co-founder of Patreon, a way to pay artists for their work. This interview, part of our back to school series, is aimed at getting to the bottom of what it means to be a musician in the Internet age and what it takes to be creative in the face of indifference. Conte took a moment out of his touring schedule to offer a few great points for budding online artists.”

Wilhelm Tell Me

 

Wilhelm Tell Me is a hot Indie Pop band with electronic undertones from Hamburg. They have a unique sound that will definitely make you want to get up and dance.

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Wilhelm Tell Me blends elements of Pop, House, and Electronica flawlessly; creating music that is just as fun to listen to as it is to dance to.  Upbeat, fun, and funky; Wilhelm is a group that should be added to your playlist. Wilhelm Tell Me will release their new EP “A Short Story For The Road” on September 26th, 2014.

You can find out more about Wilhelm Tell Me on their website WilhelmTellMe.Com, ReverbNation, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud or follow them on Spotify to listen to their new track ‘Let Me Take You Away’

Be sure to check out Wilhelm Tell Me below with ‘So Into You’

 

 

 

 

 

The Rise Of Indie Streaming – hypebot

By Peter Getty.

Streaming music is a music lover’s dream. We now have access to the work of a wide range of artists, either for free (with ads) or for a small monthly fee. Popular artists are even making money on the model, with heavy rotation with services like Pandora, Beats, and Spotify. For smaller artists, however, the results aren’t always great.

For better or worse, a future where most music is available for streaming looks unavoidable. Recognizing this, independent record labels and their artists are finding ways to ride the wave on their own terms.

Sub Pop Records, the good people who released the albums of Nirvana (and for you Millennials, The Shins), just announced a partnership with streaming service Drip.fm. For $10/month, users can listen to a Sub Pop ‘feed’ featuring the label’s albums, singles, and exclusive tracks.

Sub Pop may be the biggest indie label trying to connect with their fans in this way, but they’re not the only one. Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, and Fool’s Gold have made similar deals with Drip.fm. The argument goes that not only are artists going to better compensated with this model, but that labels will actually be able to use it to forge a stronger bond with their community.

Brand loyalty is very real in the world of independent music, with a tight-knit group of serious fans looking for ways to connect. Sub Pop was able to promote their brand via mix tapes and CDs in the 90′s, and are looking for the next generation of the model. People don’t want to connect with an algorithm, they want to connect to artists and each other.

With digital sales declining year to year as streaming services become more prevalent, even a small fan base willing to pay labels directly are being seen as a lifeline. How else could emerging or niche artists ever hope to make a living? A single stream of a song only brings a fraction of a cent to the artist.

A collection of independent artists created a service called Other People. In this model, users pay $5/month for a subscription that includes a weekly offering of songs. While not a major money-maker like Spotify, the project began paying for itself almost immediately.

While major streaming services still have something to offer to indie labels, like a way to get their music in the hands of anyone around the world, it presents a very real problem. We can expect to see more imaginative and cooperative concepts from indie labels in the near future.

via The Rise Of Indie Streaming – hypebot.

The Band On Letterman 1993 – Jambase

Cool blast from the past featuring Levon and The Band. Check out the article for links to a couple other Band videos as well, including a Grateful Dead cover, Tennessee Jed.

From the JamBase article:

Levon Helm‘s ruff-and-gruff voice and impressive mandolin work are at the heart of The Band‘s version of “Atlantic City.” Check out the “Atlantic City” The Band laid down during a visit to The Late Show:

The Band On Letterman 1993

via Letterman Music Files | Levon Helm & The Band On The Late Show on JamBase.

Brenna Stilwell- Featured Artist

Brenna Stilwell is a 17 year old dynamo from Arizona, who writes mostly acoustic guitar and piano based Indie style Pop songs. She has a creative sound and her lyrics show a sense of  emotion and depth far beyond her years.

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Allred- Featured Artist

Allred is not new to the Indie scene, John Allred has been performing under the name since 2004. If you haven’t heard them yet, you’ve been missing out.  John Allred has 7 full length albums under his belt, and has sold over 100,000 records independently worldwide.

After pushing play, I was immediately transported back to the early 90’s; and for good reason. Allred has a sound reminiscent of the 90’s Alternative Rock band the Gin Blossoms, so if you like that type of music, they will easily have you jamming along. Allred consists of:

  •  John Allred
  • Tanner Stevenett
  • Trent Davis
  • Sheyn Love

If you would like to find out more about Allred you can head on over to their website AllredMusic.Com, Facebook Page, Twitter, and even Myspace Don’t forget to check out Allred below with ‘Here’

Live At Indie Brew- Jamie Gray And The Brew

Recorded Live At Indie Brew Studios- Jamie Gray And The Brew

This version of Jamie’s original song “90 mph blues” was recorded 7/19/2014 during the 6th annual Artists 4 Life Benefit to support the Children’s Cancer Association’s MusicRx broadcast.

Jamie’s set was over an hour long, and featured a 20 minute solo acoustic opening. This song came a couple songs into the electric portion of the show, featuring the 3 piece band: Jamie playing a vintage 70s Ibanez Musician electric guitar, along Chris Schmidt on Drums and Mr. Butch on bass and backing vocals.

“This was our first time really playing this song together…and you can tell. There’s some rough edges…mostly timing stuff. But there’s also a way cool bass solo that we squeezed out of Butch and a few cool sounds flew out of the old Ibanez as well. She’s been spending way too much time in her case up to now…I think you’ll be seeing more of her soon” ~jg

You can find out more about Jamie and find more of Jamie’s music on his website JamieGrayMusic.Com, Reverbnation, SoundCloud, or Youtube

Without further Adieu: Jamie Gray and The Brew with 90 M.P.H. Blues

Raya

With an ethereal, dreamlike sound reminiscent of Florence and the Machine; Raya’s impassioned voice with touch your very soul.

Raya’s music contains messages that are much deeper than most of the songs currently on the radio; and because of that Raya brings something new and refreshing to the often cookie cutter image pop genre.

You can find out more about Raya on her website IamRaya.Com, Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter, or subscribe to her YouTube Channel.

Be sure to check out Raya below with ‘Revelation’

Makena Hartlin

With a warm, beautiful voice reminiscent of Alison Krauss, Martina McBride and many more Country greats; if you do not know the name Makena Hartlin, you should because this girl is going to rock the Country world.

Her music ranges from foot stomping, high energy, country jams; to tear jerking ballads. Makena manages to blend honesty, humor, and the ins and outs of life with a passion and wisdom far beyond her young years.
With the power to leave audiences dancing, laughing, singing, or a tear falling Makena will capture your hearts!

You can find out more about Makena Hartlin on her website MakenaHartlin.com, ReverbNation, or listen to her songs on her YouTube channel.

Be sure to check out Makena Hartlin below with “Young and in Love”

Dimestore Prophets

Dimestore Prophets blend Blues, Funk, Reggae, Rock; the list goes on and on.

There are some bands where you can difinitively pick a genre. That band is country, that band is R&B; so on, and so forth;Dimestore Prophets is not one of those bands.

They have a sound uniquely their own, and there is absolutely no way you won’t find yourself tapping your toes to the beat. Check out the video below for a live performance of their song “Sunny Day”  then follow the links to find out more about Dimestore Prophets!

If you want to find out more about Dimestore Prophets you can head on over to their ReverbNation or Facebook Page


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Oblivious Signal

Oblivious Signal is a female fronted Hard Rock band from Florida, rocketing up the charts. Their single “Crash” reached #1 on Florida ReverbNation Hard Rock Charts, and #73 nationwide.

Managing to have both hard hitting beats, and melodic, classical vocals; Oblivious Signal will have you out of your seat and dancing around in no time. I know I did my fair share of chair dancing and bouncing around the room.

You can check out Oblivious signal’s website ObliviousSignal.Com where you can find MP3’s (both direct download from the site and links to various other sites) available for purchase, and upcoming show dates.

Don’t forget to check out Oblivious Signal with “The Inflicted Shame” below


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Bong Hits For Jesus

With a name like Bong Hits For Jesus you HAVE  to be good; otherwise people will crucify you.

Bong Hits For Jesus is an unpredictable rock band that blends the sounds of Reggae, Blues, Funk, Punk, and Hip-Hop. Their original, funky, fun beats; will have you dancing around non-stop and their lyrics will have you singing along.  You simply can not go wrong when listening to this band.

Bong Hits For Jesus is comprised of:

  • Stephen Rose- Vocals,Guitar
  • Shawn B- Bass
  • Mati Shernoff- Drums
  • Matt Boyle- Guitar, Vocals

You can get more Bong Hits on their website Bonghitsforjesus.netiTunes, AmazonMp3.Com, Pandora, Playlist.Com, or just hang out on Facebook with the band on their Facebook Page.


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